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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:05pm


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Welcome, double welcome and triple welcome to our third annual Homecoming Fiesta Friday!

SmileCool
Woot! Its time again for that one special Fiesta each year where we welcome back TORn alumni, celebrate the folks who are regulars here (new and old) and possibly even lure out a lurker or two *looks through screen* You know who you are! LoL! Laugh

What a year its been, eh? (That eh is for you Canadians Wink). We had the announcement that PJ and New Line were going to produce The Hobbit, we had the demise of New Line, we found out that Guillermo Del Toro will direct two Hobbit movies and hes even joined in on the discussions on our Hobbit Movie board. Speaking of the Hobbit Movie board, its new too since we gathered here last. And last, but not least, were only five registrations away from having 3,000 users on the boards (give or take a few pirate names and registration boo boos, lol). Laugh

So, since we have so much to celebrate, I guess wed better get started! No worries if you come in late: the party will last all weekend (until it falls off the baord, that is).

*kicks juke box* the Welcome Back Kotter theme starts to play

Enjoy Fiesta and dont you alumni and lurkers be strangers. Stick around and join in the anticipation of The Hobbit, and all the exciting things we'll have to celebrate next year!! Smile

Welcome back,
Your dreams were your ticket out.

Welcome back,
To that same old place that you laughed about.

Well the names have all changed since you hung around,
But those dreams have remained and they're turned around.

Who'd have thought they'd lead ya, Back here where we need ya?


Yeah we tease you a lot cause we've got you on the spot. Welcome back!
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back!

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"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Elberbeth
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 5:14pm


Views: 1673
Happy Friday, eh?

Just had time to dash in before running out the door -- I've had the week off and it's been great, got a lot done, even *whispers* some Christmas shopping! But it's back to the grind on Monday. I'll be lucky if I get another day off before the holidays. But the end is in sight! I'm retiring in January. Then I'll probably look for a part-time job.

Here's hoping lots of alumni (I almost said "old-timers" but thought better of it) come out of the woodwork to say hi!

Coffee to go, please Altaira!

"There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark."


Hengist
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:15pm


Views: 1686
Hi I'm new

and so I claim my free extra huge tankard of 1420! - I've got the coupon right ..er somewhere Wink

Its a wild a windy evening here now, so I need a beer to see me off home - well once this last bit of work is finished.

Have a good weekend

Cheers

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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:16pm


Views: 1596
Lol! Happy Friday to you too, Elberbeth

*pours hot coffee in 'to-go' mug*

Oooh, retiring? Best of luck with that - but first to the shopping!

Have a great weekend, dear. Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Luthien Rising
Lorien


Nov 14 2008, 5:16pm


Views: 1726
If the names have all changed since I hung around --

-- how will I know who anyone is?!

Now and then NE lets me know what's happening in the Reading Room, and I look at my schedule and at my ability to get through any reading by the time work is done, and whimper. (On Fairy Stories!! You couldn't have done that while I was on holiday, in ... I forget? If I want to catch up on it in, maybe, December? will it all have fallen off the boards? But at least you've reminded me that I'm missing something right now, and I think I'd like it back ... )

*hugs to Altaira*

And make mine a pint of your best.

~ L

Lthien Rising
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. / We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:17pm


Views: 1888
OMG

It's Friday already?

Well I'm forced to move to an area where jobs are more plentiful... alone. My wife is moving in with her mother. Ain't this economy grande?


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:18pm


Views: 1637
Great! A newbie. Drinks are on Hengist! ;-)

That's only if you spill you huge stein of 1420 in the gale force winds, lol. It's been windy here too and we finally got our first tiny dusting of snow. But, the weekend is supposed to be warm and glorious. Hope you have a good one there too, Hengist! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:20pm


Views: 1857
Hello Altaira!

 Hi sibs! I actually made it because my shoulder rehab is not 'til 2. SO, please if you will please dear barkeep a hot apple cider mug with cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of whiskey.
I need something soothing because i will probably go to back to work on light duty to start by being a sexcretary and do filing so awhile.
Past that it is master sil's 12th birthday today and his voice is changing to boot. He got an ipod Shocked$$ for his gift + hellboy II -3 dvd. Anyone can wish him a 'happy' and i will relate it.

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:20pm


Views: 1446
Lol, welcome back LR!!

We miss you too!! But, glad you still keep in touch, even if it's only second hand.

*tabs the best keg in the house*

*clink*

Here's to more TORn time for you and more Luthien time for us! WinkSmile

*big hugs back! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Vidstige
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 5:21pm


Views: 1990
Hullo

It's nice to be back. How are you all doing?

I'd like a 1420 please. Smile

Ya! Ya! Ya! Ya! Do you waaaaant...do you waaaaaant...to come back to my place, bouncy bouncy?


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 5:22pm


Views: 1551
"Huzzah!" :)

Welcome, indeed! :)

I'll take a large Fall/Winter Usual-- perhaps with some whipped cream and sprinkles?-- to celebrate the occasion! (Thanks! :) )

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John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:22pm


Views: 1725
Awwww

Sorry to hear that, Sir Dennis. Frown

I'm sure things will look up and the situation will only be temporary. Best of luck with your job search. Any idea where you'll be looking?

*pours Sir Dennis a strong rum and coke*

Cheers and remember we're always here to offer encouragement Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Luthien Rising
Lorien


Nov 14 2008, 5:23pm


Views: 1753
Hope the newbie remembered -

- the cookies. In the meets I run, newbies always bring cookies for the admins.







(or so we tell them beforehand)

Lthien Rising
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. / We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.


Hengist
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:24pm


Views: 1780
Hullo Vidstige

nice to see you again Smile. Things are Ok round here - Hows things in the northern wilds Wink

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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:25pm


Views: 1711
Happy birthday to sil II

Little sil? Mini-sil? Laugh

May the mothballs be replaced in your wallet by the time he turns 13. Wink

Good luck with the therapy and going back to work. Take it easy at first. Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:25pm


Views: 1819
Fantastic Fiesta Friday

I even have to finish my first year here. So makes me that a newbie or a regular. Well, at least not an alumni.
But I have to say, I love it here. And with that certainly as a high-light Fiesta Friday. In my timezone really so well done. Here it is 6 PM, so I just have come home from work and the weekend has really started.

To everybody a grant Fiesta and a great weekend!
Let's have fun. And to many years more to come.


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:26pm


Views: 1681
Welcome back, Vidstige!

So good to see you here! We have plenty of 1420 to go around, so kick up your feet and enjoy the party! Oh, and please don't be a stranger. We like your company. Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:27pm


Views: 1700
You know

newbies have to summit to a pledging period with paddling and barkeep cleanup. I will also warn you there is one on staff here that goes around with a sword swathing Z's on shirt fronts.

Good afternoon brotherLaugh.

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 5:27pm


Views: 1738
Well howdy diddly doody folks!

How's things?

Lovely to see some ol' faces around the place.

You know my order Alt - a nice bottle of Chilean red as per usual, plus a few glasses for anyone who wants to come and join me. Smile Tuck in folks.

It's nice to be back.


Hengist
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:27pm


Views: 1705
Well

but its been a long day and they some how got eaten before I got here.... Rest assured they were very nice Angelic

Nice to see you LR

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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:28pm


Views: 1676
whipped cream and sprinkles, coming up!

...and a little extra miruvor too. Wink

I hope you have fun plans for the weekend, Evey. Enjoy them, whatever they happen to be. Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Eventides
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 5:28pm


Views: 1416
Welcome back, LR!

I hope you get that reading done-- and get back what you're missing! :)

Have a great weekend, Luthien Rising! :)

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"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


Luthien Rising
Lorien


Nov 14 2008, 5:29pm


Views: 1934
thanks, Eventides - and you too! //

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Lthien Rising
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. / We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.


RosieLass
Valinor


Nov 14 2008, 5:29pm


Views: 1646
Working from home this morning.

And I'm getting a little cranky because I can't get my chair and cushion and blankie comfy. Crazy

We have snow! That is to say, there is a sprinkle of white on the grass and on my car. But for the first snowfall in Denver on November 14, it's not very impressive. If the sun comes out, it'll melt before I get out of the house for lunch.

Welcome back to all the oldbies and alums and other miscellaneous Fiesta-ers! Pull up a drink and have a chair! (Er...)

I'll have my usual iced tea, please, Altaira!

I'm still plugging away at my NaNoWriMo "novel" but it's not very interesting and even I'm starting to get bored. Tongue

Have a great weekend, all!

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brains."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brains."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."


- A. A. Milne

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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:30pm


Views: 1807
Perfect timing, Rosie

...both for your arrival at TORn and for being one of the lucky ones for whom Fiesta really *is* happy hour. Laugh

Glad you found your way to us in time to enjoy all the Hobbit fun!!


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:30pm


Views: 1261
Happy birthday

to young Master Sil on his 12th birthday.

Hope you have a wonderful day.
Enjoy your iPod!!


silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:31pm


Views: 1274
Hello SDC

I have heard of this circumstance for workers and their families. I wish you well. At least gas has come down 2 whole dollars.

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










Eventides
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 5:32pm


Views: 1356
Thanks! :) (Actually, ...)

... my plans certainly do involve some enjoyment; I'm going to see (yet another! :D ) band's live show. :)

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"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


(This post was edited by Eventides on Nov 14 2008, 5:33pm)


silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:33pm


Views: 1091
Thanks Rosie:)\

 

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 5:33pm


Views: 1051
Woo hoo!

Happy homecoming to us!

I need a good strong coffee today; I went to a high school play last night in a town (Brush) that's two hours from home, and got back way after midnight. I didn't know anyone in the play, or the town, or anything. Here's how it happened; my daughter lives in a nearby town, and has been having a bit of a lonely time adjusting to her new home. We spoke on the phone, and she said she was thinking of going to the school play, which was "Little Women". I thought it was great that she was finding something to do out there in the boonies, and besides, I loooove Little Women, so I decided to go see it with her, and Uncle Baggins came too. It was pretty good for a play at a very small high school. The script was straight out the book, so I found myself anticipating the lines (better than the actors sometimes) since I know the book so well. What fun! The sets were great: they had asked the local farming folks to borrow antiques from their houses, and people came up with all kinds of cool furniture and stuff.

Tomorrow my daughter and I are planning to participate in the National Day of Protest over California's Proposition 8. These are happening all over the country, in every state, at the same time (11:30 Mountain time for us). If anyone else is interested in participating, here's a link:

Join the impact

This was a grass-roots effort by two bloggers, and hundreds of thousands of people are expected to participate. I debated whether to post here about it, and decided maybe I could get away with it on Fiesta Friday.

So I'll dig out my rainbow-colored stocking cap and join the parade. I just have to decide which town to go to, since there are more than one not too far from my home.

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:35pm


Views: 1227
Thank you

Sil and Alteira. I'll still be around. This family at least is portable. Wish I was moving to Wellington of course but I'm moving closer to Toronto.

Rum and cole? Haven't had one of those since the 80's. Maybe that's what's been missing Wink


Hengist
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:35pm


Views: 1295
Hi there CC

Nice to see you again - hope life is treating you well

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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:35pm


Views: 990
Cheshie!!!

*flying tackle hug*

I'll have you know only an experienced Fiesta barkeep can do a flying tackle hug with an open bottle of Chilean red and two wine glasses in her hands and not spill a drop or crack a glass (no less harm the hugee). Laugh

Two wine glasses? But of course, I'm joining you, my dear! Smile



I hope all is well in the world of invisible cats. You really MUST stick around... we miss you!!!Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:37pm


Views: 1252
Keep at it

I sense a sudden turn for the fantastic!

As for my nanowrimo, still not a word though rl has not been conducive ya know?


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:37pm


Views: 1193
Ha! Hey there, RosieLass

Maybe you could write about a bored cranky-person? *runs away*

I hope the muse gets in gear and you enjoy the weekend. It's supposed to be a beautiful one. Smile

*hugs and iced tea*


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:38pm


Views: 1059
15,500 words and counting

Novel Writing Month is going well, I guess. I've finally hit a stride in my writing, but I need to write 10,000 words this weekend to get caught up, so I'll be looking for spare hours to write.

In the meantime, I'll have a beer, please. The weather is getting colder and my older sis is moving away to Chicago next weekend. She'll be the first member of my immediate family to live more than two hours away. It's going to be an adjustment.

Happy Friday, everyone! I've been waiting for this week to end. It sure took it's time. Cool



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Dreamdeer
Valinor


Nov 14 2008, 5:38pm


Views: 1457
Huzzah!

I believe a celebration of this order calls for the finest Elvish wine:



Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:38pm


Views: 974
Hi auntie

I remember that hat:).
Give 'em 'ell, i'll tell ya.
Say hi to uncle baggins from us also please.
Gad, i cannot remember the last time i went to a play

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 5:38pm


Views: 1210
Heng me old mate!

How's tricks? Where you living these days? I seem to be losing track of everyone!

Still playing at sword fights?! Wink

Life is bumbling along quite nicely thanks. Kids are getting bigger, work is getting harder, alcohol getting more frequent... you know the kinda thing. Laugh


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Eventides
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 5:39pm


Views: 1132
CC!!!

It's great to see you back!!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

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"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:40pm


Views: 1189
Happy Friday, Aunt Dora

Sounds like you and little Dora had a fun time at the play. I have to admit, I'd have to look Brush up on a map, but it was nice of you to go there to support your daughter.

have a great weekend! Smile


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"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 5:40pm


Views: 1221
*bounces in*

I knew I woke up early today for a reason! And I noticed the member count, too; think we can have some sort of celebration at 3000? Cool

Fandom wise this has been a very, very productive week for me. I finished my first LOTR music video which was an absolute blast to create (it's up on the Fan Art board if you are interested), and I definitely plan on making more. I've also been writing fan fiction like mad- it is a never ending flow of ideas nowadays! I love it.

As for RL, everyone in this household is sick. I might have something, but it's not fully developed... hopefully it will stay that way.

A fire broke out up north and has already burned 100 or so homes :/ It's not near enough to be a cause of worry for myself, but if the winds shift our way I should be able to see the smoke.

Cheers! Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

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My art site
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NARF since age 8, when I refused to read the Hobbit because the cover looked boring and icky.


Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 5:41pm


Views: 1197
*OOOF*

You've been taking lessons of grammaboo for those tackles! Well done not spilling a drop though!!! Laugh

Lovely to see you petal and hope life is being kind. Sounds like there's lots going on around here. I should call in more often.

Thanks for the drinkeroo
Smile


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:41pm


Views: 1285
Oh, hello!

I had a dream with hundreds of large white eggs (almost more than a handful) in nests under trees and on the ground. Though most appeared to be fresh and edible, one hatched when I picked it up.

Thoughts?


silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:41pm


Views: 1145
You are a 'regular' sib to me

and have a great weekend (with hot cider too).

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 5:42pm


Views: 984
Ooog.

I'm sorry to hear that. When I was in my twenties, Uncle Baggins and I had to do something like that; though he was able to come home on the weekends. He was working about two hours away from home, and almost killed himself falling asleep at the wheel, and decided he couldn't commute, so he stayed at a dive motel during the week with other construction workers. It was pretty lonely for both of us, and also stressful because when he came home on weekends we had to get used to each other again. As much as you love somebody, that can still be a problem.

Anyway, wishing the best for you and your family.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:42pm


Views: 1488
Congrats, Arwen's daughter!

Wow, it does sound like you're making great progress. *pours tall, icey beer* Here's to hoping your stride keeps striding, lol!

Have a happy and productive weekend! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:42pm


Views: 1447
Opposite

I thought it was only Tuesday today! And the word count is nil. You are doing great. Look forward to reading it some day.


Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 5:43pm


Views: 1516
E!!!

Good to see you too. I have a busy evening planned with a school quiz night later then work in the morning followed by as little as humanly possible for the rest of the weekend! Yay.

Hope you have a good one too hun.
Smile


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 5:43pm


Views: 1404
*hugs*

The best of luck on your job search.

My LJ
My art site
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NARF since age 8, when I refused to read the Hobbit because the cover looked boring and icky.


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:43pm


Views: 1282
Elvish wine, it is!

Anyone up for a taste test: Dorwinian vs. Old Winyards?

By the time we're done, we won't care which one won, lol. Laugh

Have a fantastic weekend, Dreamdeer! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:44pm


Views: 1491
Thank you Auntie /

 


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 5:44pm


Views: 1107
Woohoo!! A Fabulous Fiesta Friday! *waves hankie at sibbies*



I thought I'd bring along a few treats to go with our drinks!

I can't wait to go through the posts and visit with wayward sibbies and hang out with the regulars... but I especially want to thank you, Altaira, for always taking such good care of us and being such a beacon for us. You're a joy... and we're so lucky to have you and all of our Admins/Founders here to keep this place lit up.

So may I have a cold Pink Lemonade so I can toast you and all of our sibs... old and new... and to celebrate TORn.

Praise you all! And have a GREAT WEEKEND!!




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Hengist
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:44pm


Views: 1568
I'm up in

the barbaric, dark, wild and windy northland (or Edinburgh as they call it round here Wink).

Not doing as much fencing as I would like - the dreaded work thing is getting in the way Frown

The admin powered by testosterone!


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 5:44pm


Views: 1076
Welcome back!

Stay a while and play! :)

My LJ
My art site
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NARF since age 8, when I refused to read the Hobbit because the cover looked boring and icky.


silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:46pm


Views: 1381
Hey you!

Hi Eventides, i hope you are very well. i have not been to fiesta much lately. Now do not forget the hot apple cider too you knowLaugh.

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:46pm


Views: 1191
Can I have some of your energy, Ainu?

Hehe. Laugh I'll have to get over to Fan Art and take a look at your video. It sounds like a fun undertaking, as well as all your writing.

Keep enjoying and keep healthy! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:46pm


Views: 1379
Pleased to meet you

and the moamrats are gayyyyyyyyy!


Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 5:46pm


Views: 1249
Hoots mon!

You're up in sunny (!?) Edinburgh now eh? Lovely city but bloomin' freezing. I lived in St Andrews for a year and only went on the beach once!! Laugh

Hope you're enjoying it and that work is good.


Idril Celebrindal
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 5:47pm


Views: 1055
Sorry to hear that ...

Boy, that stinks. I hope it's only a temporary situation.

We're discussing the BBC Lord of the Rings Radio Play on the Movie Discussion - LOTR board.

With caffeine, all things are possible.

The pity of Bilbo will screw up the fate of many.

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silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:47pm


Views: 1233
Howdy CC:)\

 

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 5:48pm


Views: 1213
Nice!

I've wanted to participate in NaNoWriMo for a while, but I simply do not have the time with all the other things I want to do. I do love watching my friends going through the process, though.

Good luck with the catch-up!

My LJ
My art site
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NARF since age 8, when I refused to read the Hobbit because the cover looked boring and icky.


Idril Celebrindal
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 5:48pm


Views: 1167
Hi everyone!

Just wanted to pop in for a bit before going to a meeting. A gin & tonic would be great, barkeep!

We're discussing the BBC Lord of the Rings Radio Play on the Movie Discussion - LOTR board.

With caffeine, all things are possible.

The pity of Bilbo will screw up the fate of many.

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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:48pm


Views: 1175
Here's to a cold

and not a hot. Youth is not wasted on this one tis sure!


Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 5:49pm


Views: 1346
Heya Sil!

Good to see you! Laugh


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 5:49pm


Views: 1097
Ohhh... My daughter and son-in-law had to do that.

Kind of reversed, though. She started a new job in Baltimore (leaving Michigan) and took their 2 kids with her as they got established whilst hubby had to stay behind and get the house sold and look for work in Baltimore online. It was about 6 months before he left and went out there to join them. It seems like a short time given what people are going through now... but it was forever to them.

BUT... I will tell you that they are 5 years later and happier than they've ever been. Both in their location and (especially) with each other. It was worth it in the long run... but getting there was nasty business.

You hang in there. It'll be okay :) Things happen for a reason...




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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:50pm


Views: 1164
Clear the way! gramma brought food!

OMG, my mouth is watering.

*hugs* to you for such sweet words, gramma, and for being one of the best beacons TORn has. Smile

*pours super-large glass of pink lemonade* We'll need extra to quench our thirst from all the cake and cookies, lol!

Happy weekend, dear!


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 5:50pm


Views: 1384
*raises glass*


Quote
but I especially want to thank you, Altaira, for always taking such good care of us and being such a beacon for us. You're a joy... and we're so lucky to have you and all of our Admins/Founders here to keep this place lit up.



Agree completely, gramma! The mods here are fabulous! And yes, thank you Altaira for being so wonderful and so positive. You are wonderful.

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My art site
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silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:51pm


Views: 1074
Oh no, not more temptations!

I've gained 20+ alreadyUnimpressedLaugh.
Hello gramma:).

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:51pm


Views: 1327
Aw thanks

very kind of you. You live in Michigan? I live near South Detroit!


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:51pm


Views: 1266
Hi back, Idril!

Nice to see you pop in for Fiesta. Smile

*pours a G&T with our finest gin*

Happy meeting and even happier weekend!


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Donry
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 5:52pm


Views: 1108
Holy Geez Eh....

Ok, glad it's Friday.....I'll saddle up for a Guinness or two.....maybe even a glen livet or fidditch.....was at the Ottawa Wine and Food convention last weekend, which was great....so I may have to sample a few items from the TORN bar as well!

What's the matter, James? No glib remark? No pithy comeback?"


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 5:52pm


Views: 1298
AlRight!! Happy Birthday to the man!

WOW!!!



Give him this for me and tell him I hope that one day we can ALL sit down together with his DragonCon Buddy for some REAL Ice Cream!

I hope your shoulder is mending quickly. You never realize how much you use something until it's out of order.

Give the fam a hug for me... and you take care!




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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:52pm


Views: 1250
Nice, an old favourite.

Enjoy the meeting and the weekend.!


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:54pm


Views: 993
Hey

I'm moving up that way... we might have to hook up! A moot as it were.

Have a good one, eh?


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 5:54pm


Views: 1185
Hey Lady!

Cripes it's great to see you! Don't worry about those threads over in RR. Even though the posts drop off the board, you KNOW they love to go back and revisit. Just post on the old thread and link it in a current thread and they'll eat it right up ;)

*hugs* It's great to have you here!




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 5:55pm


Views: 1022
Pleased to meet you too SirD!

Sorry to hear about your problems with the job. Hope things settle down for you soon.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 5:55pm


Views: 1043
Doing better now! :D

You really MUST come out and play more. We've got some new toys and are promised even more pretty soon!

I'm so happy to see you :D

CHEERS!




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 14 2008, 5:56pm


Views: 1144
Happy Froday everyone!

I haven't really been away, but it's hard for me to get to Fiesta, as I'm usually buried in work on Friday. I'm making an effort today to wave at everyone old and new.
***waves!***

Chilly day here in Detroit, and kind of grey. Can you send a hobbit over here with some kind of flaming concoction?


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



diedye
Grey Havens


Nov 14 2008, 5:57pm


Views: 1146
*grumble grumble* The one day I can't hang around...

... is the one day I should. *sigh*

*waves hello to old-timers*

Wow... look at all those wrinkles... aren't you glad the lighting in here is awful? Laugh Evil

Welcome to everyone and...

HAVE A GREAT WEEK-END! Smile



Blessed are the cracked,
For they are the ones who let in the light!




Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 5:57pm


Views: 1162
Ah, a scotch drinker

You, myself, entmaiden...there are precious few of us around any more. Of course, that just leaves more for us, lol!

A wine and food convention? Sounds like heaven to me! LaughLaugh

Enjoy the weekend, Donry!


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Donry
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 5:57pm


Views: 1112
Definitely!

I'm in Ottawa a couple times a year...and down in the Kingston area quite frequently! Have a good weekend eh!

What's the matter, James? No glib remark? No pithy comeback?"


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 5:58pm


Views: 1298
Wheeee!! Howdy!!

So you got here before me! YOU GO GIRL! I'm so glad to see you here my face is hurting from smiling so much!

*warm hug* I hope all is well with you and yours. It's great to have you about the place ;)

MORE HUGS




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:58pm


Views: 1231
Happy Birthday Young Master Sil!! //

 



My LiveJournal
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silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 5:59pm


Views: 1153
Will do gramma:)

Hugs all around , here and your way. Thanks!

Yes, perhaps one day:).

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 5:59pm


Views: 1096
Newbie alert! Newbie alert!

Ahhh... finally the weekend, eh? I hope you have a super one, Hengist :D

CHEERS!




sample

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:00pm


Views: 1240
Flaming balrog, coming up!

*gets fire extinguisher ready* LaughCool Be careful what you wish for. Wink

Glad you made it to Fiesta, Fantasy Fan. So nice to see you here and be able to wish you a happy, enjoyable weekend. Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 14 2008, 6:00pm


Views: 1240
Good on you!

Protesting for love is always a good thing.


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 6:01pm


Views: 1386
uh oh...

I feel a mini-moot coming on! There are a few of us here in the lower-mitten. I'm about 3 hours away from you.

I'll be back! :D




sample

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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Luthien Rising
Lorien


Nov 14 2008, 6:01pm


Views: 1170
*hugs back*!

That footer pic is gorgeous!

Lthien Rising
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. / We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.


Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 6:01pm


Views: 1309
What a year, indeed!

And we have 4 more busy years ahead! Smile

I had never participated in a Fiesta thread. Are we supposed to do or say something in particular?

Here's to Del Toro becoming the Irvin Kershner of Middle Earth!

Essay winner of the Show us your Hobbit Pride Giveway!


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:01pm


Views: 1105
Nice of you to pop in, diedye

Fiesta wouldn't be the same without your grumbles. That, and your piccies of Sean Bean. WinkHeart

Hope you can join us again later and hope your weekend is a good one. Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 14 2008, 6:02pm


Views: 1304
CC!

Good to see you!

I'd clink my glass with yours, but my flaming concoction and your red wine would probably explode.


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:02pm


Views: 1241
*raises mug* To TORnfolk, old and new!

*looks into empty mug* Hm, could I please have some hot coffee to go, Altaira? And a drop or two of Bailey's will do just fine! Wink

Aren't these exciting times! I'll never forget GdT's first post, who else but a Hobbit fancier would start with a riddle! Smile

Happy Weekend, everyone, stay warm and dry!


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:02pm


Views: 1113
Waves North across the Detroit River

Had no idea some were so close! Greetings from South Detroit. Have a good one and stay warm.


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Nov 14 2008, 6:05pm)


Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 6:02pm


Views: 1218
gramma!

Warm hugs back atcha! Laugh

Thanks for letting me know this was going on. I've been a bit out of touch - not helped by the fact our old 'puter died a death a few weeks ago taking all my email contacts with it!!! Unsure

It was lovely to get your email and it's nice to come back for a visit. Good to see lots of familiar faces here too.

Love you to bits g and hope life is treating you as well as you deserve.

HeartHeartHeart


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:03pm


Views: 1073
Yes, Compa - you're supposed to say: "I'm buying!"

LaughWinkTongue
Luckily for you (and other newbies to Fiesta), virtual drinks don't cost very much. Laugh

So glad you made it to the party. Smile Here's to a fabulous four years, and then some!


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Arwen's daughter
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:04pm


Views: 1094
I'm so sorry to hear that!

The last few years have been rough on so many people. Crazy

Here's hoping things turn around, and put your drinks on my tab today.



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My Costuming Site
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The Screencap of the Day Schedule for November


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 6:04pm


Views: 1109
so... that makes you a Newgulor? Or a Regbie?

Or a Negulorbie?

I'll just say HOWDY and WOW... it's gotta be more than a year by now? Doesn't time fly when you're with insane people :D

Cheers Rosie... and thanks for the laugh :)




sample

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:04pm


Views: 1329
Ask for a virtual drink,

kick back and tell us your stories.


Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 6:04pm


Views: 1126
Exploding drinks!?

That would be such a waste!!! Laugh

Lovely to see you again hun and hope life is treating you well.


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 6:04pm


Views: 1225
Welcome to Fiesta!

This is just a thread that you relax, talk about whatever is on your mind, and/or simply ask our dear bartender for a drink! It's a nice atmosphere :)

My LJ
My art site
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
NARF since age 8, when I refused to read the Hobbit because the cover looked boring and icky.


FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 14 2008, 6:04pm


Views: 1098
Hey Sir Dennis

I'm in Detroit too, but an eastsider. Small world, isn't it?


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:05pm


Views: 1052
Thank Arwen's d:)\

 

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:05pm


Views: 1376
*clink* Perfect toast, dernwyn

Yep, GDT's first post couldn't have been more perfect. Here's to many more over the coming years.

*pours extra shot of Baileys into hot coffee*

I hope you have a fun, enjoyable weekend! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:06pm


Views: 1202
Happy 12th, master sil!

I bet you're going to sound just like your dad now! Laugh

Best of wishes for getting back to work, sil. I know how much fun you have with the gals in the office there...Wink !


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:06pm


Views: 1238
Hear, Hear! /

 


FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 14 2008, 6:06pm


Views: 1007
But does it have wings?

Thanks, Altaira.
And I see it takes four hobbits to carry. That's a plus in my books.


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 6:06pm


Views: 1256
Great!

Thanks for the prompt reponse everyone.

So the next round of drinks is on me! Apparently my Republic Credits are no good for buying hyperdrives in Tatooine, so I have change to spare. WinkTongue

Here's to Del Toro becoming the Irvin Kershner of Middle Earth!

Essay winner of the Show us your Hobbit Pride Giveway!


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 6:07pm


Views: 902
Hey, sil! :)

Yeah, I know; it's nice to see you. :) I'm glad your shoulder's on the mend, and I hope everything goes very well for you, sil!

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"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


Donry
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 6:07pm


Views: 1297
I can always

appreciate a nice scotch. Don't know many brands.....but my father-in-law gives me a bottle of glen fidditch every year for Xmas.
I've been attending the Ottawa Wine and Food for over a decade now. Started as attending as a student when in University in Ottawa, and have been going back every year since. Its just brilliant. The women get dressed up in gorgeous dresses, the men are in shirts and ties (mostly anyway, its become a little less 'formal' over the years) and its shoulder-to-shoulder booze from around the world and samples of food. This years theme was California wine. Past years have include Portugal, Italy, France......
We tend to go in a group and split up, men go one way and the women go another. The men tend to go off sampling beers, scotch and whiskey. The women tend to go off sampling wine, liquers, and food. Occassionally we meet up in the crowded place some where, share hints on the better exhibits, great a bit of fresh air (smoke breaks for some) and then go our separate ways until the hall closes and boots us all out onto the streets of downtown Ottawa. It's then off to a bar (the Wine and Food is done at 9:00 pm) down town to see if we can consume any more booze and food, then off to some ones home or hotel to end the evening. Normally we're at the convention early in the day (this year we were inside just after noon), so by the end of the evening none of us are feeling any pain. It is one of my favourite days of the year, and we all have a blast.

What's the matter, James? No glib remark? No pithy comeback?"


FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 14 2008, 6:08pm


Views: 1034
Can't complain much

Kiddies are growing up, I still have a job, and the drinks here are still free. How 'bout you?


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



stormcrow20
Gondor


Nov 14 2008, 6:09pm


Views: 1150
Wonderful day to Lil' Sil!

12 is an awesome age! Tell him to live in the moment and enjoy life to the fullest!

Hope you get well soon, Sil. Cheers, TORnbro!

Dulcius ex asperis.
Sweeter after difficulties.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:10pm


Views: 1263
Tee hee

Not actually in Detroit -- South Detroit is what we call our neck of the woods here in Canada: The only part of Canada that is actually south from the US. I'll be here for a couple more weeks then it off to greener pastures.


Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 6:10pm


Views: 1163
LOL

I think you just summed up my life!! Laugh

I'm fine thanks. Still working, still mumming, still drinking...

Crazy


FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 14 2008, 6:11pm


Views: 1178
Close enough

Detroit's really just a suburb of Windsor anyway, isn't it? Our former mayor thought so...

Seriously though, I do hope you find work and are able to reuinite the family soon. Are you having to go far?


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:12pm


Views: 1117
In that case

I'll have gin and tonic... that rum and coke went down a might quick I'm afraid.

Oh and thank you my friend. It sounds like you are doing great with your writing. I'm impressed to say the least. Smile


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Nov 14 2008, 6:16pm)


FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 14 2008, 6:13pm


Views: 1086
Happy Birthday to Sil II

Where's gramma with the cake and ice cream? Can you here us all singing "Happy Birthday" over here? We are...


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:15pm


Views: 1218
Yesh

about 6 hours away. Too far for a weekly commute. Still, I love the country where I'm off to (around Ottawa/Kingston) so that will be nice. I will miss my wife and children though. And the cat, I guess.


FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 14 2008, 6:15pm


Views: 1136
The more things change,

the more we wish we were young again.

No, wait, that's not how it goes.

Life is like a pile of leaves....

No, that's not it either.

Possibly too much Flaming Balrog has been taken. I'm glad to hear life's not throwing you too many curves.


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 6:15pm


Views: 1151
Cheers dernwyn! Have a great weekend :D //

 




sample

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:18pm


Views: 1325
How very

thoughtful of you... hugs right back.

Hey do you want a drink? Arwen's Daughter is buying...


Reera the Red
Rivendell


Nov 14 2008, 6:20pm


Views: 1154
Just dropped in to say hello.

Greetings, all. I don't get over here very often any more, though I do look in on the RR now and then. My life is going on much the same as usual, managing my websites, hanging out in various online communities, and looking after my cats. Recently the latter task has been expanded to include the newest members of the family, a litter of eight born to a very pregnant stray I took in. Never a dull moment.

"People accuse me of being cross, and crabbed, and unsociable, and they are quite right." --Red Reera, the Yookoohoo


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:21pm


Views: 1179
How

is the FM? This cold weather can't be helping much. I suppose you've tried homeopathy and Chinese Herbal Medicine?


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:21pm


Views: 1271
And...

...is there a job waiting for you, there?

Keep up your Hobbitry in heart, sirD! You never know where this path will lead!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Nov 14 2008, 6:21pm


Views: 1206
Lovely dream!


In Reply To
I had a dream with hundreds of large white eggs (almost more than a handful) in nests under trees and on the ground. Though most appeared to be fresh and edible, one hatched when I picked it up.

Thoughts?



How wonderful! How do you feel about eggs? I have a friend who gets violently ill from them, but for me they have positive connotations. If this were my dream, I'd see all of these eggs, laid out within easy reach, as emblems of future hope. When one hatches right in my hand, I could see that as a sight that the good times are already starting to roll! If I had waking-life worries about the future, this would greatly reassure me. If I desired children, such a dream might assure me of the fertile possibilities and that now would be the right time. If I did not desire children, this dream might caution me to take precautions. The fact that I interpret most of the eggs as fresh and edible might also mean nourishment, security, seeing everything taken care of.

A most auspicious dream, in my opinion! Unless, of course, eggs mean something different for you.

Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 6:21pm


Views: 1525
Probably should pop in for Homecoming

I log in rarely these days and don't post much, but rest assured I'm watching the boards every moment of every day! So no goofing off, you whippersnappers!

No really, I am watching you. All of you. Creepy, eh? A little like a certain little evil overlord, huh? I've written a little desktop widget that alerts me whenever a new thread is posted on Torn (or whenever Guillermo posts, or new posts occur in interesting threads, for that matter).

I've probably just passed my 5-year anniversary recently, so maybe I ought to polish that up as a mathom to y'all.

Anyway, make mine a Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss, please!

Great day to y'all!

Notta

And yes, I'm watching all your replies - *sneaks away*


Peredhil lover
Valinor

Nov 14 2008, 6:22pm


Views: 1047
I'm sorry

to hear that and hope this separation is only temporary. And the best of luck with your search for a new job! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

I do not suffer from LotR obsession - I enjoy every minute of it.


Vidstige
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 6:23pm


Views: 955
Fine, thanks

I'm spending way too much time in Middle-earth nowadays, and it certainly won't be less when the Mines of Moria expansion is released on Tuesday. Smile I'm in a kinship (LOTRO lingo for "guild") led by a character called Aelric, funnily enough.

Ya! Ya! Ya! Ya! Do you waaaaant...do you waaaaaant...to come back to my place, bouncy bouncy?


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:25pm


Views: 1050
Welcome back, Reera!

What a great treat to see you here! And what cute, CUTE kittens. Eight of them?! Lol, I bet it's never a dull moment. LaughSmile

It's nice to hear life is treating you well and that you still visit the RR from time to time. We miss you and hope you stop by more often!

*hugs and cheers* dear!! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



TORn Calendar

(This post was edited by Altaira on Nov 14 2008, 6:26pm)


Peredhil lover
Valinor

Nov 14 2008, 6:26pm


Views: 967
A very happy birthday to master Sil! //

 

I do not suffer from LotR obsession - I enjoy every minute of it.


Foe
Lorien


Nov 14 2008, 6:26pm


Views: 1021
A round of Champagne! 10 year Anniversary AND Homecoming!

Sorry I'm late! It's good to be back!

Yes, today is my 10(!) Year Wedding Anniversary and what fine folk to spend it with! Welcome Back Everyone!

Email Foe!

Foe's LiveJournal!

Foe's Myspace!

YIM, AIM, MSN= foehelm


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 6:27pm


Views: 1046
*gazes longingly at treats* Wow...

... those look amazing! Now look what you've done, gramma-- you've gone and got me hungry. :) :) :)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend yourself, g.-- *hugs* to you! :)

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"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


stormcrow20
Gondor


Nov 14 2008, 6:27pm


Views: 925
Happy Fiesta!

Howdy and happy weekend to all, new and ol...er, not-so-new TORnfolks!

Here's to those who are a bit under the weather for whatever reason (Sil, Clan Laire, Mr. and Mrs. SirD). Hope things get better soon! Smile

I'll have a cup of sugar with a little tea, thank you.

Cheers, friends!

Dulcius ex asperis.
Sweeter after difficulties.


Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 6:27pm


Views: 984
I'm off out for the evening...

school quiz night Smile

But I'll be back later to check in on you all.

Have a happy Fiesta folks.

And can I just say... DEL TORO HAS BEEN ON THE FORUM!!!??? HOW COOL IS THAT! Cool

*ahem*
Catchya later.


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 6:27pm


Views: 1002
Foe!

You need to pop in more often. Laugh Congratulations on your ten year anniversary!

My LJ
My art site
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
NARF since age 8, when I refused to read the Hobbit because the cover looked boring and icky.


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Nov 14 2008, 6:30pm


Views: 971
Happy Aloha Friday

I found out through the grape vine about this Shindig today. I have been out of the loop here since the Summer. First the Olympics got my attention, then the Democratic Convention.. After that, I have been volunteering for the Obama Campaign nearly 7 days a week.

It was Hawaii's job to call Nevada. After thousands of calls day after day by lots of volunteers though in the early days I was often the only one there the solidly red state of Nevada went blue on election night!

I was at the official DNC Party in Honolulu at the Pearl Ultra Lounge at Ala Moan Center. I was so stunned when I first heard the announcement... it was crowded and loud and I couldn't believe what I heard... I didn't trust it... it was too early in the night... the last two elections were too painfully lost... then it sunk in... I exploded with excitement, screaming, crying, hugging, crying, screaming. crying.

When Nevada went blue, there was almost as much excitement in the room, half of which was filled with those of us volunteers making those endless calls. I left exhausted around 8pm before they announced the Hawaii results.

I did manage to squeeze in time here and there with my Tolkien group. two birthday parties. Bilbo & Frodo's birthday... and of course Halloween. We dress up in costume and walk the length of Waikiki. This has become an annual city tradition. All the tourists take pictures. We did a Harry Potter theme this year. About a dozen or so of us I was Luna Lovegood, lion hat and all. We're in photo albums around the world cuz we have been doing this a while. Sometimes we do Lord of the Rings theme... of mixed HP / LotR. We have a member who is really good with costumes. Our robes are all superbly done. We look good!


I have not spent time with my Grand daughter for weeks and I am over due.

Anyway I am glad I heard about this party. I have never been to a Fiesta that didn't close.

I may come back with some picts!

HAPPY ALOHA FRIDAY TO EVERYONE!


DoN

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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:31pm


Views: 936
Welcome, Notta!

You're very missed around here, but glad to hear you're, erm, watching. Laugh

I think a 5-year mathom is definitely called for, whatever it may be.

Speaking of things that are called for (to celebrate your return):



Looks yummy! *grabs another bottle and a glass*

*clink!*

Cheers, Notta! Smile


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Foe
Lorien


Nov 14 2008, 6:31pm


Views: 877
Thanks for the reminder!

I owe you a return email!

Email Foe!

Foe's LiveJournal!

Foe's Myspace!

YIM, AIM, MSN= foehelm


stormcrow20
Gondor


Nov 14 2008, 6:32pm


Views: 973
Hello Reera

Wow, what a crew of kittens! Never a dull moment, for sure. People who take in strays earn many extra points, in my book. Wink

I want to tell you how much we enjoy your screencap library, and we certainly appreciate your work in keeping it up. Thanks a million!

Dulcius ex asperis.
Sweeter after difficulties.


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:34pm


Views: 1006
How very cool, Foe! Congrats!!

Here's to a wonderful celebration for you and Mrs. Foe!

*pops cork*

Here's to 10 wonderful years, and to welcoming you back to Fiesta! LaughSmileCool




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Luthien Rising
Lorien


Nov 14 2008, 6:35pm


Views: 935
Happy anniversary!

And hi :)
:hugs:

Lthien Rising
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. / We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:36pm


Views: 868
Heee! Hey there stormcrow

Sugar with a little tea? *snicker* A bit of a sweet tooth today? If that's the case, you *must* check out the goodies gramma brought, as well as all the celabratory goodies the Elves and Hobbits made for the occasion. Wink


Here's to a wonderful weekend for you and yours!


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"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:38pm


Views: 981
Not exactly.

But the kinds of jobs I'm qualified for are in greater supply there. I'm still open to the Bard audition of courseWink


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:38pm


Views: 994
Welcome back to Fiesta, DoN!

Ooooh, yes, we'd love to see some pics. Hope you have more TORn time soon!

Happy weekend, dear! Smile


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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:39pm


Views: 849
Danke meine Dame /

 


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:40pm


Views: 1090
Oh happy day!

12 is such a wonderful age! May mini-sil be blessed!


stormcrow20
Gondor


Nov 14 2008, 6:41pm


Views: 901
I think...

...all of my teeth are sweet, heheh. Gramma can always be counted on for goodies, yum! And I'd love to see what kind of sweets a hobbit can come up with.....

Thanks, and same to you, Altaira!

Dulcius ex asperis.
Sweeter after difficulties.


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Nov 14 2008, 6:41pm


Views: 937
Thank you for asking!


In Reply To
is the FM? This cold weather can't be helping much. I suppose you've tried homeopathy and Chinese Herbal Medicine?



How kind of you to ask! My pain-levels have actually come down close to baseline, so I'm feeling almost coltish! Here in the desert we're supposed to hit the low 80's today, temperature-wise (farenheit.) As for remedies, the best herbals I've found for me are ginger and chia seed.

Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 6:42pm


Views: 906
Ta ta, Cheshy

Glad to hear you'll be back! Yay!

If you'd like to check out Guillermo's posts and the many responses and discussions around them:

- click on the "Who's Online" ring at the top of the page
- click on the "Member Directory" link
- go to the link for users who's names start with "G"
- find "Guillermo" and click on his name to go to his profile
- click on "Show User's Posts" at the bottom of his profile
- Enjoy! Smile


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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:42pm


Views: 1089
What is

1420 precious? Hey I've seen you around! Nice to see you again.


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 6:42pm


Views: 962
Along the lines of what I was going to say...

.. only you said it much better, Ainu!


Welcome to Fiesta, Compa Mighty! :)

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Eventides' Website!
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"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 6:46pm


Views: 882
Welcome back, Reera!

Nice to see you. Hope all of your projects go very well, and hope you have a great weekend! :)

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Eventides' Website!
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"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 6:49pm


Views: 854
Nice to see you, NS!

And that's actually really cool about the widget. :)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Eventides' Website!
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"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


Vidstige
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 6:50pm


Views: 1003
1420 is...

the best ale in all of the Shire!

Hi, nice to meet you.

Ya! Ya! Ya! Ya! Do you waaaaant...do you waaaaaant...to come back to my place, bouncy bouncy?


Eventides
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 6:52pm


Views: 1001
Wow! A big Welcome Back, and many Congratulations!!

It's great to see you, Foe, and that's wonderful about your anniversary!!!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

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Eventides' Website!
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"I stepped out of my body to let God slide in; although I'm still dressed in flesh that I spiritually died in. Alive in Christ a new creation started breathin', Life exists and through this came completion. ... I'm not that person anymore (more!)! That's what blood was shed for! No longer a failure, livin' life more abundantly, therefore you'll never see me livin' less than victory."
John Reuben.

"Desperation, needing You; every last breath I scream for You. Shatter me into a million pieces, make me new. ... Break me, mold me, make me what You want me to be; I am Yours, for You to use, so take and replace me with You."
Family Force 5.

"Under a light in Bethlehem, I was sifting through the sand; the saline burned my eyes, I was looking for Your hand. I gave up on myself, and left my pride disarmed; I cried out 'I'm alone!' and found myself in Your arms. 'Rest in Me, oh, My love; I have loved you before the world began. Rest in Me, oh, My love; you'll never wander too far to reach My hand.'"
Showbread.


(This post was edited by Eventides on Nov 14 2008, 6:52pm)


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:52pm


Views: 1111
Thank you Dr. Dreamy

I love love love eggses.

This sounds very positive. Hallelujah!


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 6:54pm


Views: 1004
Ah

Thank you for clearing that up... I've heard of 420 and was thinking 1420 might be hemp beer. I've had hemp beer before but all it did was give me the munchies.

Nice to meet you too. Who's that in your avatar? (Man I'm nosy today!)


Vidstige
Bree


Nov 14 2008, 6:59pm


Views: 1006
It's...

Mr. F. G. Superman!

"This man is no ordinary man. This is Mr. F. G. Superman. To all appearances, he looks like any other law-abiding citizen. But Mr F. G. Superman has a secret identity...when trouble strikes at any time...at any place...he is ready to become... Bicycle Repair Man!"

Ya! Ya! Ya! Ya! Do you waaaaant...do you waaaaaant...to come back to my place, bouncy bouncy?


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 7:00pm


Views: 1063
One good thing

about my current locale is a Doctor schooled in China... he diagnoses you by feeling your pulse and then sells you the herbal preparations that will help with his diagnosis. He is the kind of doctor that believes as long as you are healthy, you pay. If you get sick the treatment is free (as long as you've been following his prescribed regimen). This way the incentive is on him to keep you healthy rather than profiting from your illness.

That's awesome that you live in the desert. Somewhere near Sedona I bet!


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Nov 14 2008, 7:06pm


Views: 953
Thanks, this is a fun idea! //

 

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a.s.
Valinor


Nov 14 2008, 7:07pm


Views: 1019
sneaks in for quick cup of coffee

cream, no sugar.

Welcome to all newbies, oldbies, and lurkers of all kinds (well, nice kinds...I'm sure we only have nice kinds anyway!!)

Not supposed to be here, I'm at work, but I didn't want to miss the special Fiesta!

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you feel about smilies) I don't have access to my smilie collection at work. A heart will have to do!

Heart

a.s.

"an seileachan"

"If any one had begun to rehearse a History, say not I know it well; and if he relate it not right and fully, shake not thine head, twinkle not thine eyes, and snigger not thereat; much less maist thou say, 'It is not so; you deceive yourself.'"

From: Youth's Behaviour, or, Decency in Conversation amongst Men, composed in French by Grave Persons, for the use and benefit of their Youth. The tenth impression. London, 1672


Call Her Emily


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 7:09pm


Views: 813
To give you an idea about Brush

my right-wing-gun-nut nephew moved there in 1999 when he thought Denver was going to go up in flames due to Y2K. He's since moved back closer to civilization.

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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leleni at hotmail dot com
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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 7:10pm


Views: 884
*whispers* hi, a.s.!

Glad you managed to sneak in. Smile

*quietly pours a cup of hot coffee and adds cream*

A heart will do just fine, I think. Here's hoping you have a great weekend, my friend. Smile


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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 7:12pm


Views: 1103
More than apt

you are such a sweetheart a.s. Good for you sticking it to the Man for a moment. Good to see you and great weekend!


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 7:12pm


Views: 867
**Puts out Self Serve sign* Must run, but the party goes on! Happy weekend, everyone! //

CoolHeartSmile


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Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Nov 14 2008, 7:15pm


Views: 1097
Aloha Gamma!

Thanks for the treats.

It's a cold, rainy, windy, foggy day today in Hawaii. I'm taying home, snuggling up with my book that I tild you about. I was planning on going on that 'Post-card' trip but, I'll wait till a clearer day.

A Fiesta that never ends... what fun! Good to see ya!

DoN
Heart




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NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 7:26pm


Views: 946
Ahh - well done!

That was cool AND refreshing!

Thanks -

Notta


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 7:27pm


Views: 944
Thanks - same to you! /

 


leo
Rohan


Nov 14 2008, 7:28pm


Views: 866
Well I'll just get my own Heineken from behind the bar...

... *mumbles something about certainly not tipping anyone tonight*

I am so excited! The journal should be on its way here, and I can't wait to get my mittens on it!


lumpkin
The Shire


Nov 14 2008, 7:36pm


Views: 996
Well, since you're throwing such a fine gathering

in such a respectable establishment....
with such amiable company...
and refreshing potables...
and especially since I received such a nice invitation (thanks gramma)

I guess it would be rude if I didn't sidle up to the bar for a minute to say hello to friends old and new. Howdy Altaira--lovely to see you--I'll have a magratita please! (rats, in the time it took me to get this written, you've left. ;o) I'll just have to salt the rim myself then.

I've become a sporadic lurker, rarely if not never, poster --I wish I could be more involved but that's what new parenthood does to a person. In fact, little lumpkin (baby lumpkin no longer) is filling up the corners after second breakfast right now.

Now, if somebody would just start throwing pies, that would push the nostalgia to an extreme.

Cheers friends--and thanks for the excuse to drop by again!

Oh, and because gramma requested it....here's the wee lad...



(This post was edited by lumpkin on Nov 14 2008, 7:37pm)


Annael
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 7:52pm


Views: 969
aw fer cute!

nice to see you about - and the little one too -


Dwight Schrute: ID badges are long overdue. Security in this office park is a joke. Last year, I came to work with my spud gun in a duffel bag. I sat at my desk all day with a rifle that shoots potatoes at sixty pounds per square inch. Can you imagine if I was deranged?

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NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


Aerin
Grey Havens


Nov 14 2008, 7:53pm


Views: 972
Congrats

to you and the missus!


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 8:02pm


Views: 935
You Are!?!?

OMG! I'm SO ENVIOUS!!! I can't WAIT to retire! I'm at the least 6 years away... probably as many as 10. I love my job, but it's really putting a crimp in my fun.

Cheers Dear Lady! Have a great weekend!




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 8:03pm


Views: 906
Cheers Eventides! have a wonderful weekend! //

 




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I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 8:07pm


Views: 985
Ack! Ack! The "S" Word!

S-S-Snow! *cringes under covers* I love looking at it when it's outside and I'm warm inside... and the exercise of shoveling is good... but I don't like being cold.

You have a wonderful weekend, Rosie... and STAY WARM!




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I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 8:08pm


Views: 930
*warm hug* Great to see you! :D //

 




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 14 2008, 8:13pm


Views: 809
Woohoo! Happy Anniversary!!! :D



Here's to you and Celebrain! May you have health, joy, and prosperity. :) Thanks for sharing your day with us. It's so great to see you!!!!


*another warm hug to both of you*




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I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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Draupne
Forum Admin / Moderator

Nov 14 2008, 8:15pm


Views: 1097
Hej hej!

Hur r laget? (eller er det lget? svensken min er helt klart veldig passiv)


Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 8:16pm


Views: 924
*Helps self to a hot chocolate*

Hmmm I may as well go all out and have whipped cream and marshmallows with that!

I'm home alone this Friday night and a little bored. Was going to do some drawing but I've injured my wrist and can't hold my pencil. Frown

Oh well, it's an excuse to be lazy I guess!

Am kitten-sitting Millie, my brother's kit tomorrow, which should be fun! Happy weekend all!


*Jazminatar the Brown*


Draupne
Forum Admin / Moderator

Nov 14 2008, 8:19pm


Views: 1045
Hi there!

Nice to see you and mini lumpkin :-)


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 8:25pm


Views: 1017
mmmmm and aw

That's so sweet 8) (both the choco drink and the cat-sitting). Enjoy your time alone... would love to keep you company but I'm off now.


Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Nov 14 2008, 8:30pm


Views: 1012
*shakes fist*

Abandoned by three men in one evening! Neil, you, and even my Dad had plans! Grrr!


*Jazminatar the Brown*


Scout
Rivendell


Nov 14 2008, 9:08pm


Views: 1172
Hey, all!

I almost forgot to stop by...thanks for the e-mail note about today's festivities, gramma.

Cheers to friends, old and new. I'll mix up a dirty martini for the occasion.


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 9:08pm


Views: 887
Oh, oh, confusion

In a personality crisis at the moment, Newgulor, Regbie, Negulorbie, what am I Crazy....

Well at least a TORn-sib, and enjoying it big time.

Thanks Gramma, and a big hugh for you, just for being here.


Scout
Rivendell


Nov 14 2008, 9:13pm


Views: 961
I'll see your cute baby...

and raise you!

Baby lumpkin is so Mr. Lumpkin! At least right now...these things do change, it seems. One day, bambino is Scout, the next, he's Mr. Scout!

I think he's more the mister here:



Cheers, girl.


silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 9:16pm


Views: 878
Hi this is master sil from behind the screen of my old mans computer

WHOO-HOO i cant believe it is my 12th birthday 2-dayCool! hi Sue and everyone, hope u all are having a good time! "it stinks having homework on a b-day."Tongue
i wood like to thank every one 4 wishing me a happy birthday so "thank U!"Wink

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










Alassa Eruvande
Valinor


Nov 14 2008, 9:17pm


Views: 1033
I hope you didn't show up empty handed!

Where's that littl'un? Smile



And suddenly the Ainur saw afar off a light, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame.


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Alassa Eruvande
Valinor


Nov 14 2008, 9:19pm


Views: 818
*looks up* Oh, there he is! //

 



And suddenly the Ainur saw afar off a light, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame.


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Alassa Eruvande
Valinor


Nov 14 2008, 9:20pm


Views: 953
Aww, very sweet! //

 



And suddenly the Ainur saw afar off a light, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame.


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Alassa Eruvande
Valinor


Nov 14 2008, 9:26pm


Views: 932
Well, hey there, Notta!

I was wondering what happened to you!



And suddenly the Ainur saw afar off a light, as it were a cloud with a living heart of flame.


SFTH Archive


silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 9:28pm


Views: 900
Old man is it?

LaughI am still the king of the raft and i can woop you on a run (for now, but maybe not for longUnimpressed).

I too thank everyone for my son's birthday wishes.
Cheers!

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 9:31pm


Views: 1049
Thanks brother.

Have a fine weekend:). It will be pretty wet here.

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Nov 14 2008, 9:34pm


Views: 984
They actually expect me to WORK at my new job....

But rest assured, I'm around!


silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 9:37pm


Views: 910
Gramma is up above

with something righteous.

I also think your footer is righteous. Very fine indeed:).

We will sing H B to lil sil at a diner tonight. CHEERS!

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 9:39pm


Views: 888
Thanks and CHEERS to you Pl:)\

 

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 14 2008, 9:40pm


Views: 1064
Thanks brother:)\

 

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










a.s.
Valinor


Nov 14 2008, 9:51pm


Views: 839
meseems thou art a parfit gentil knight, forsooth!

**blushes**

Thanks, though.



a.s.

"an seileachan"

"If any one had begun to rehearse a History, say not I know it well; and if he relate it not right and fully, shake not thine head, twinkle not thine eyes, and snigger not thereat; much less maist thou say, 'It is not so; you deceive yourself.'"

From: Youth's Behaviour, or, Decency in Conversation amongst Men, composed in French by Grave Persons, for the use and benefit of their Youth. The tenth impression. London, 1672


Call Her Emily


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 9:56pm


Views: 1028
Hey, there, young'un!

Well, fortunately you've got the weekend to do the homework - go off and party tonight! Smile

Just think, this is your last year before you become a *gasp* teenager! Shocked


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 10:06pm


Views: 877
Can I have one?

*gives them all virtual head scritchies and lots of pettings*

Great to see you again, Reera!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 14 2008, 10:08pm


Views: 840
Happy Anniversary!

And nice to see you again - pop in more often!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


Daughter of Nienna
Grey Havens


Nov 14 2008, 10:09pm


Views: 1158
Psst...Gramma... you might be interested...

there is a Public service being held at Punchbowl Cemetery this afternoon for Barack's grandmother for the people of Hawaii to pay Tribute.
http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20081113/NEWS01/811130371/1001/localnewsfront

DoN
Heart




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Nienna: those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope . . . All those who wait in Mandos cry to her, for she brings strength to the spirit and turns sorrow to wisdom." Valaquenta


Reera the Red
Rivendell


Nov 15 2008, 12:16am


Views: 788
Come and get it.

It's a long drive from your part of the world (I'm in the Dallas area), but I've still got two girls and a boy who need homes. (I'm keeping two, one was adopted today, and two others are being picked up tomorrow.)

I hate letting them go, but I've got such a large household already that I just couldn't take on another eight.

"People accuse me of being cross, and crabbed, and unsociable, and they are quite right." --Red Reera, the Yookoohoo


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 12:54am


Views: 827
Retiring? Now, I'll drink to that! Cheers. //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 12:59am


Views: 930
Thanks for the drink! Yeah, I'm new too. Comparatively speaking. //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:02am


Views: 1007
I'm still me. Those 'name-changers' confuse me. //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:05am


Views: 1002
I will find out the end of the month if my job has been axed. Exciting economy indeed. //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


weaver
Half-elven

Nov 15 2008, 1:07am


Views: 855
ah, a fine homecoming party!

Wandering in late, but so happy to see some long ago and far away names here again.

Hope to see you wayfarers more often!

My husband's baking tonight -- so I'll just leave this virtual nice plate of white chocolate brownies here for all of you to nibble on.

Cheers and best wishes to all...!

Weaver



Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:10am


Views: 920
I'll take a glass - as long as it is red wine and not Chilean red pepper sauce. //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:12am


Views: 900
Cheers! And thanks for the head's up re: tomorrow's plan. //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:14am


Views: 932
*Gathering crumbs* Um, thanks for the treats. I'm sure they were delicious. //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:17am


Views: 1016
G & T. My fave. I'm off work, guess I'll join you. //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:19am


Views: 953
I pour all the left-over drinks into one exciting concoction. You are welcome to some. //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Donry
Tol Eressea


Nov 15 2008, 1:20am


Views: 960
Ok, I'm back...

Missed quite the day.....I'll have to pour myself a wee pint o Guinness......anyone around? Anything fun going on? Bueller...Bueller...Bueller....

What's the matter, James? No glib remark? No pithy comeback?"


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:20am


Views: 1005
*waving back* Yay, FF! Now get back to work you slacker. //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:22am


Views: 909
I say we put all lights on dimmers. Agree? //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:25am


Views: 1012
Yes! Throw money - and help clean up after Fiesta.

I'll get the floors if you get the bathrooms.

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:27am


Views: 843
Cheers dernwyn! Thanks for leaving a couple drops for me. //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:29am


Views: 926
OMG They look just like my cat - except, they are kittens, and mine is, well, a cat. //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:30am


Views: 991
That is actually comforting in some strange way. //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Donry
Tol Eressea


Nov 15 2008, 1:31am


Views: 927
some would

say that is similar to a Guinness.....

I'm not one though! I made a drink like that when I took my bartennders course......the young lady who had to drink it wasn't sure what to think....

What's the matter, James? No glib remark? No pithy comeback?"


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:32am


Views: 943
You aren't really late. Others just arrived previously. I'm not even here yet. //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:33am


Views: 976
I guess you'll need a spoon with that? My sugar must have chocolate with it. //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Penthe
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:35am


Views: 819
Hey Lu

Good to see you. I was just wondering the other day how you're going. Well, I hope.

Life or books?

www.lifeorbooks.blogspot.com


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:36am


Views: 934
I praise you with great praise. You deserve a big drink and hug and a puppy. //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Anorien
Rohan


Nov 15 2008, 1:37am


Views: 881
Hello!

Haven't been around Fiesta Friday much, but from the general looks of things, seems like lots of fun. Since I joined in May, never been to the Homecoming Fiesta Friday either. So ta da!

Yay, TGIF. *closes eyes and falls over*


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:37am


Views: 971
We won't snitch you out. Glad you could sneak in for a quick drink. //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:40am


Views: 984
I was going to throw a pie but that pic is just too cute!! Awww. //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:42am


Views: 937
*Clinks glass* Guess we have to continue the party way down here at the bottom. //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 15 2008, 1:43am


Views: 912
LOL

Was back to work hours ago, finished work, had a doctor's appointment, drove kids home from school, made and ate dinner, and ran a girl scout meeting today after Fiesta Friday. Now I'm about ready to collapse!

How 'ya been doing?


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:43am


Views: 996
Yum! Just what we need - sugar! Fiesta is hard work. //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 15 2008, 1:44am


Views: 1016
A school play!

Those are always fun - and you can see how much enjoyment it gives the students who are involved!

I miss doing things like that with my youngest, now that she's away at college...

Enjoy the rally! The nice gay couple who live in our downtown area and who have done so much for our community for many years were finally able to get married this week, and they've been showered with well-wishes.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:45am


Views: 939
*Pours cold water and hands over a drink* Welcome- better late than never! //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 15 2008, 1:49am


Views: 812
Hope the birthday singing went well

Do you let the byrding pick the birthday dinner? That's how we always do it at our house. When I was a kid, I'd ask for chinese food, since none of my sibs liked it, and we didn't have it very often.

The footer speaks of hope, which to me is the most personally powerful theme Tolkien wrote. I am too often a pessimist by nature, and to hold on to hope is sometimes difficult. Tolkien's story of hope unquenchable, and endurance without hope, has been my personal touchstone many times in my life.

Your footer, on the other hand, is a glorious celebration.


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 15 2008, 1:51am


Views: 994
You're welcome

Turning twelve is a milestone, and I'm glad you're enjoying the moment. Have a wonderful year.


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 1:51am


Views: 901
I am honored to be here among such excellent and admirable folks.

This community has helped me through some hard and lonely times. I appreciate you all very much. I have been sipping drinks all the way down the board so will grab a cup of tea and see who else shows up.

Cheers all.

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 15 2008, 1:53am


Views: 936
Gingerbread cookies!

*munch, munch* I missed these earlier, they make a great late-night snack, glad there were some left over! Thanks, gramma, and enjoy the weekend!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 15 2008, 1:57am


Views: 1020
I wish I could!

How many cats/kittens do you have at present? Last I knew, there were enough to completely cover a bed!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


Annael
Half-elven


Nov 15 2008, 3:44am


Views: 1003
Happy birthday to the Mickster!

12 years old already? Wasn't he just 10? I can't keep up.

My niece's 25th birthday was Monday - we are celebrating big-time tomorrow, the more so since we won't get to be with her on her birthday until she turns 28 (chokes back a sob) - she's off to Morocco soon for her Peace Corps stint.


Dwight Schrute: ID badges are long overdue. Security in this office park is a joke. Last year, I came to work with my spud gun in a duffel bag. I sat at my desk all day with a rifle that shoots potatoes at sixty pounds per square inch. Can you imagine if I was deranged?

* * * * * * * * * * * * * *
NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


Annael
Half-elven


Nov 15 2008, 3:46am


Views: 939
oh no!

that's awful. I hope you find a great job very soon!


Dwight Schrute: ID badges are long overdue. Security in this office park is a joke. Last year, I came to work with my spud gun in a duffel bag. I sat at my desk all day with a rifle that shoots potatoes at sixty pounds per square inch. Can you imagine if I was deranged?

* * * * * * * * * * * * * *
NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


Reera the Red
Rivendell


Nov 15 2008, 3:58am


Views: 811
Many, many, many.

I have 22 adults at present, plus the kits.

"People accuse me of being cross, and crabbed, and unsociable, and they are quite right." --Red Reera, the Yookoohoo


Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 15 2008, 4:08am


Views: 923
Welcome back, lumpkin!

And also: Awwwwww! Thanks for the picture of the little guy. He's so cute we'll have to forgive him for keeping you so busy you've no time for us. :-) Say hello to Mr. Lumpkin too, won't you?

Silverlode

"Of all faces those of our familiares are the ones both most difficult to play fantastic tricks with, and most difficult really to see with fresh attention. They have become like the things which once attracted us by their glitter, or their colour, or their shape, and we laid hands on them, and then locked them in our hoard, acquired them, and acquiring ceased to look at them.
Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
-On Fairy Stories


lumpkin
The Shire


Nov 15 2008, 4:42am


Views: 939
We'd at least better call it a draw

He's got quite the smile--and a worthy competitor for the most "Awwwww's". not that either of us is unbiased.I think lil Scout he's got more hair already than my guy! Thanks for the post and the pic!


Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Nov 15 2008, 12:39pm


Views: 942
Argh - I don't think it's still Friday anywhere now!

Ah well, still alive, and still forgetful - cheers and a big wave to all who beat me to the Fiesta, who might remember me!!


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 2:24pm


Views: 995
The gift of our time

is often the hardest thing to find, but the most precious... isn't it :) I know your daughter SO appreciates not only your going there, but she also appreciates how far a drive it was, the hour, and the "time". She's so lucky to have you.

Enjoy your weekend!!!




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Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 15 2008, 2:26pm


Views: 841
Hiya!

How's things GH?

Smile


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 2:43pm


Views: 865
ohhh... thank you :) //

 




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 2:44pm


Views: 898
Howdy Id! Have a GREAT weekend :D //

 




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 2:47pm


Views: 916
Awww... good for you :D

What a great family! I hope you have a fabulous weekend, RR :D




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 2:50pm


Views: 909
Geezo Peezo, yeah! Have a great weekend :) //

 




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 2:53pm


Views: 846
Write, baby, write! Right!? ;) Have a great one! //

 




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 2:56pm


Views: 802
There's gunfire all around me today

It's Saturday morning and the deer-hunting season has officially opened as of daybreak. I already have a bullet-hole through my front bedroom window from a past season. I think it's a good day to stay inside... away from the windows... with my flack-jacket on ;)

Gloomy day fersher, but a great excuse to stay warm and watch some flicks!

Have a GREAT weekend, FF :D




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 2:58pm


Views: 809
Incoming Mathom? Fifth!?

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWWWW! I can't wait :D I hope you have a great weekend... *peers over shoulder*

CHEERS!




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:00pm


Views: 743
Cheers stormcrow! Have a GREAT weekend! //

 




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:02pm


Views: 766
Action Packed! Wow!

You HAVE had your plate full! BUT WHAT A RIDE! I'd love to see a pic of you as Luna :D I was a Nazgul... I mean, Nazgirl for Halloween ;)

I hope things settle down before the holidays set in. Congrats on all of your accomplishments, Dear Lady :D

*warm hug*




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:05pm


Views: 833
Did I hear some grumbling? Oh! Hi diedye :D

Yeah... I keep tripping over my wrinkles, but they're starting to form into a loverly map of Frodo/Sam's journey through Middle-earth. I wish they'd gone a straighter route. And stayed put more. *sigh*

HUGS LADY!




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:08pm


Views: 827
First Fiesta?

Yeah. You have to do the dishes :D

Have a WONDERFUL WEEKEND Compa! I'm so glad you made it!




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:10pm


Views: 915
Whaaaaaa, whaaaaaa, whaaaa...

Oh... you said "wine" didn't you? Nevermind ;)

Have a WONDERFUL Weekend!!! :D




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:13pm


Views: 685
Zinc! Take Zinc!

I swear by it to ward off the sickies of the season! Zicam works the best for me since the straight zinc pills mess up my tummy.

Be Careful about those fires! They're popping up all over the place.

I keep forgetting to get over to ART. I've GOTTA GET THERE! I can't watch your video until Monday when I get to a computer that can handle it... but early Congrats! Good for you!

Have a wonderful weekend, m'dear :D




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:14pm


Views: 790
Hearts work just fine :D Have a great weekend Lady! //

 




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:20pm


Views: 867
I have an idea


not to let you drink alone :)

Happy Journal Hunting! I hope it gets there soon.... CHEERS leo!




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:27pm


Views: 822
*squeeeeeee* OMG! Lookit him!!!

I can't stop SMILING! He's Awesome!!!!



I don't have the heart to throw it, but let's have some pie!



and an ice cream for your Princeling.

Cripes, I'm so glad to see you! Thanks so much for the pic and the visit and the wonderfulness of yourself! *warm hug* You'll ALWAYS be a sibbie, lumpkin. No escape now ;)




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:29pm


Views: 953
Ow! I'm sorry about your wrist!

Darn... it does make it hard to type, draw and ... do dishes? Darn. Sorry about THAT disappointment ;)

I hope you mend very fast!

Cheers :D




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:31pm


Views: 828
*flying tackle hug* There you are!!

Now the party's complete :D

Pace yourself at work, give your men-folk a hug for me, and *warmest hug* for you!

Have a wonderful weekend, m'dear! It's so great to see you!




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:34pm


Views: 766
Bwahahaha!!! OMG! Princelings everywhere!

What an AWESOME PIC!!! *still laughing!*




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:39pm


Views: 737
Yummmmmm! Brownies!!

I'll take them white, brown, or burned (like mine usually are ;)

Have a wonderful weekend, weaver! Pass it on to MrWeaver for me!

HUGS!




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:40pm


Views: 821
I see you sneaking around


which is way coool because we get all the leftover cookies and pretzels!

Have a wonderful weekend, Donry!




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:43pm


Views: 793
This calls for a BIG OL' DRINK


I couldn't find a glass big enough, though. It's GREAT to have you join us! Happy Weekend, Anorien!! CHEERS :)




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:46pm


Views: 920
Hey Mar!


I'd love to sit and have tea with you... and some warm blueberry muffins :D

I so agree with you. This place has been a Godsend so many times. *hug*

I hope you have an awesome weekend!!




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:48pm


Views: 805
Are you kidding!?

How could you EVER be forgotten!? *flying tackle-hug* Once a sibbies always a sibbie! It's so great to see you!! :D

Have a wonderful weekend!!




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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 3:50pm


Views: 894
No crumbs for you!

*whispers* I'm sitting down in your corner with some treats ;)

See you there!




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Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Nov 15 2008, 4:48pm


Views: 767
It was awkward enough

Trying to make my dinner with one functioning hand, so I most definitely gave the dishes a miss! It's nice having an excuse to not do any chores! Tongue Hmmm this painful wrist may take a while to heal....


*Jazminatar the Brown*


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 5:07pm


Views: 813
Shhhh ok. //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 5:09pm


Views: 920
As long as there are no cigarette butts in there, how bad could it be? //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 5:11pm


Views: 858
Loving what life brings - I have a nice mix of work, play and relaxation. //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 5:14pm


Views: 910
*Pats gramma's knee and offers a nice sliced pear to share* //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Mar
Gondor


Nov 15 2008, 5:15pm


Views: 1008
Cheers and thanks for keeping the party going! //

 

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable - fall asleep and miss your life.


Dreamdeer
Valinor


Nov 15 2008, 6:03pm


Views: 961
Not Sedona

Close to Tucson, actuallly. But there's a few vortexes outside of the Sedona area. I've been told that one exists directly over this ranch!

What a cool doctor you have!

Life is beautiful and dangerous! Beware! Enjoy!


FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 15 2008, 7:08pm


Views: 866
The joys of living 'up north'!

Maybe the cold rain will keep a few indoors, eh? Or, you could just use the opportunity to curl up with a really good book or a favorite movie. I think you have some of those!

Be safe!


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 15 2008, 7:18pm


Views: 1021
Hey FF

Were you around when Transformers was being filmed? Have you ever been in the train station?


Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Nov 15 2008, 7:19pm


Views: 997
Thanks gramma!

Anyway, since we're sharing... this is a long weekend for me! I don't return to school until Tuesday, as we November 20th is the anniversary of the 1910 Mexican Revolution. Because of some weird recent legislation, the free day is changed to Monday.

Anyway, chez moi, tradition says we put up Christmas decoration on November 20 (no Thanksgiving in Mexico) so I believe we are putting everything up tomorrow. That means Christmas Tree, a whole bunch of plush toys in the living room, Christmas carrols CD's, which include performers such as Mickey Mouse and Friends, The Looney Toons (Tunes?), The Muppets with John Denver, Air Supply, and Plcido Domingo. It's also the first day we drink hot fruit punch. Overall, a great day...

You know what they say... It's the most wonderful time of the year. Wink

Here's to Del Toro becoming the Irvin Kershner of Middle Earth!

Essay winner of the Show us your Hobbit Pride Giveway!


FantasyFan
Rohan


Nov 15 2008, 7:34pm


Views: 1198
I've not seen the inside

But I've seen the outside. It's about that decrepit.

I have been following the filming of the new Clint Eastwood movie Gran Torino, also done here in Detroit. The organist from my church plays for the funeral scene.

Sean Astin also was here filming a couple of weeks ago, in something about labor unrest among a secretarial pool. I've forgotten the name of that one.

Michigan has lots of tax incentives for film companies lately, and has attracted a lot of business.


"That is one thing that Men call 'hope.' Amdir we call it, 'looking up.' But there is another which is founded deeper. Estel we call it, that is 'trust.' It is not defeated by the ways of the world, for it does not come from experience, but from our nature and First Being. If we are indeed the Eruhin, the Children of the One, then He will not suffer Himself to be deprived of His own, not by any enemy, not even by ourselves. This is the last foundation of estel, which we keep even when we contemplate the End. Of all His designs the issue must be for His children's joy."
Finrod, Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, HoME X Morgoth's Ring



Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Nov 15 2008, 8:12pm


Views: 1047
Getting hectic -

working longer hours from the beginning of this month! Hope you and the gang are well.


Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Nov 15 2008, 8:14pm


Views: 1107
Thanks gramma!

Sorry to hear about the flying bullets - that must be very unnerving! The whole shooting thing scares the wits out of me. Stay safe!


Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Nov 15 2008, 8:16pm


Views: 851
Hi - well, there's plenty of weekend left yet! Party on, people!

 


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 15 2008, 10:40pm


Views: 941
Muppets with John Denver?

I love that collection! Even Miss Piggy's "Five golden riiiiiiings"!

One can find the original show in pieces on YouTube, but I'd love to see it in it's entirety on television again...


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 15 2008, 10:54pm


Views: 949
Let me see...

Nice person, big heart, nice garden, nice pictures etc etc.
Yup i know ye [HUG].
There is a big blow here with a cold front moving in. It has been balmy for a couple of days, although cloudy.

I hope you are very well , with warm toes too my dear:)

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










Anorien
Rohan


Nov 15 2008, 11:17pm


Views: 876
It's plenty big

Thanks! Cheers to you to!


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 11:44pm


Views: 879
Happy birthday to Master Sil from me too :=) //

 

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Nov 15 2008, 11:47pm


Views: 887
Bless you...

Toes are in fine fettle I'm glad to say! It's mild here just now - we've been in a wet windy spell of weather, but before that had wonderful autumn colours and blue skies. Still colourful, but rather soggy!


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Nov 15 2008, 11:47pm


Views: 905
A few photos from the local rally.

We had about 150 people. It was amazing to know that all over the world people were rallying at exactly the same time.

I uploaded some photos, but am having trouble getting some of them rotated correctly. :-/ Anyway, that's me in the rainbow hat, and my daughter with her "Let them eat cake" sign, and her best friend with her. Here's a slideshow:

link

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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Nov 16 2008, 1:15am


Views: 958
I didn't know there was a TV show

For this particular CD... I'll have to look for it in You Tube. Thanks for the heads up!

Here's to Del Toro becoming the Irvin Kershner of Middle Earth!

Essay winner of the Show us your Hobbit Pride Giveway!


silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 16 2008, 1:41am


Views: 869
On the side of love

When it comes right down to it. When one is confronted with the essence of what defines the finest of humanity, that separates it from all other life and used as a bulwark against evil, what else is there besides Love? How can true matters of the heart be annulled by regulation?

Love you auntie. You just keep on a comin'. Those who know they are right, do.

Thanks for the pictures. Fine hat you are sporting:).

"Tolkien, like Lewis, believed that, through story, the real world would become a more magical place, full of meaning. We see its patterns and colors in a fresh way. The recovery of a true view of the world applies both to individual things, like hills and stones, and to the cosmic - the depths of space and time itself. For in sub-creation, in Tolkien's view, there is a "survey" of space and time. Reality is captured on a miniature scale. Through stories like The Lord of the Rings, a renewed view of things is given, illuminating the homely, the spiritial, the physical, and the moral dimensions of the world."

Tolkien and C.S. Lewis- The Gift of Friendship -Duriez


May the grace of Manw let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manw Slimo
By El~Cugu (From the website: 'The realm of Manwe')










Roheryn
Grey Havens

Nov 16 2008, 8:48am


Views: 884
Better late than never!

Nice of you to pop in, GH -- I don't think I've seen you in a month of Sundays. Has it really been six years since we had our adventures in Edinburgh? Time sure flies. Hope all is well, and happy what's-left-of-the-weekend!


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Nov 16 2008, 9:02am


Views: 924
Foe-HOG!

Happiest of happy anniversaries to you and the Mrs.! Nice to see you drop in and know you're still out there somewhere. Somehow just seeing your nick makes me think of anagrams and bad puns. :-) Hope you're having a nice weekend!


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Nov 16 2008, 9:56am


Views: 778
I'll see both of your cute babies...

and raise you double! After I give them both a big "Awww, what a cutie", that is. :-) I also bet my two can raise more hell than both of yours added together. I do wish Eldarion would take a bit more after his dad.




Roheryn
Grey Havens

Nov 16 2008, 10:01am


Views: 973
Well howdy, stranger!

So nice to see you here, CC! I trust the little Cheshire Kittens (who aren't really so little anymore, are they?) are doing well? And you and the Mr. too? Happy what's-left-of-the-weekend!


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Nov 16 2008, 10:12am


Views: 888
If I had a pie

I have to admit I'd probably eat it, not throw it... I'm too hobbity at heart. Which makes me think: what would a hobbit do -- throw a pie, or eat it?

Great to see you delurk, lumpkin. Your little one is darling (he's grown so much!), and I think (in this picture at least) he looks like Mr. lumpkin. I trust Mr. lumpkin doesn't sing The Poopy Song (to the tune of "This Land is Your Land": "This poopy's your poopy, it's not my poopy, from California, to the poopy islands", etc.) when changing diapers? I would have to have a husband who enjoys parodies. I hope all's well with all three of you! When are you going to introduce that little one to the joys of visiting New Zealand? :-)


Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Nov 16 2008, 10:30pm


Views: 880
Six years - argh!

That was the first time I'd ever met any online contacts, and I was all nervous and squeeful - and it was the least sleep I'd had in any weekend since my daughter was born, I think! Seems a long time ago now.
Hope you're all doing okay!


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 16 2008, 10:46pm


Views: 689
Ohhh.... that sounds perfect :D //

 




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 16 2008, 10:54pm


Views: 831
Bwhahah! A poopy song!

As the mommie of two pretty amazing young men yourself, I think to know the secret of your success to the tune of TLIYL has me splitting a gut!

Oh great... guess what I'll have residing in my head for the next several days ;)




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"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 17 2008, 1:14pm


Views: 908
Ro!

Lovely to 'see' you chuck!! The Cheshire kittens are now getting VERY big - Katie's pretty much at nose height to me now!!

How is your little clan coming along? I hope all is well for you in sunny New Zealand.

Love and hugs
CC.
Smile


Cheshire Cat
Bree


Nov 17 2008, 1:15pm


Views: 942
We are all fine thanks GH!

Good luck with the extra work and having a smashing Christmas. Heart


deej
Tol Eressea


Nov 17 2008, 1:32pm


Views: 967
Later than normal

Although it looks like there are one or two folks who haven't gone home yet. Wink This may be my last Fiesta for a while, as I will be leaving for the UK next week. Unless I can find a computer to use while i'm there, in which case i'll try to pop in and say hello.

I hope everyone had a good weekend!


"...and back again."



greendragon
Sr. Staff


Nov 17 2008, 4:58pm


Views: 894
{{{lumpkin!}}}

Darn it, I missed FF last week so I've probably missed you entirely - but in case you're lurking around, HELLO! Hope you're well - great to see you here. Your wee laddie is a cutie indeed! Thanks for the pic! Smile

Take care of yourself m'dear! Drop by when you can! Heart

'There are older and fouler things than orcs in the deep places of my fridge...'

'You never know what will happen next, when once you get mixed up with TORnsibs and their friends.'


Scout
Rivendell


Nov 18 2008, 3:31pm


Views: 1346
I'm in the D, too

Cheers!


Scout
Rivendell


Nov 18 2008, 3:32pm


Views: 1024
Pretty stiff competition here

That little one looks like trouble. Just sayin.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Nov 18 2008, 3:44pm


Views: 1076
Waves at Scout too! /